last post on our short and eventful Johor road trip where we visited few towns including Segamat, Kluang and last but certainly not least, Muar! i kept the best for the last! a cafe in Muar that i adored the most in southern region – LOTTA Cafe, yes beats Malacca’s hands down in term of ambiance.
December 24th, 2013 [Tuesday]
LOTTA is a wooden house-turned-cafe establishment which might be easily missed if you’re first time here.
i bet the look on my face was amusing when WAZE says “you have reached your destination!”. we looked at each other and growled “holy shit we were at the middle of no where!” there’s no obvious signage and then donno who pointed at this inconspicuous wooden house first. we squinted at the
house cafe from the car, hesitating did WAZE just directed us to Holland? i was asking bffwb, “you sure we were not storming into someone’s house?” haha. turned out that this humble house was indeed the LOTTA Cafe!
stupid WAZE led us to the side entrance. it is actually not hard to locate, it’s sited by the road side. if you’re coming in from the main entrance with a iron arch, you could probably see the nail it signage, requires a little squinting effort though.
i chanced upon LOTTA Cafe during my usual Facebook surf. saw my friend checked in and raved about it. being a foodie, i asked the location and immediately listed it in my Muar to-visits. so when bffwb suggested a Johor road trip, i insisted we should stop by Muar on our way back to Malacca. so glad that we did!
every corner of the cafe is so photo-worthy don’t chu think so? there’s surprise eberywhere! even in the washroom! the pictorial evidences are all stored on AntzWorLd’s Facebook page, go view.
okay here’s a list of my favourite things in LOTTA Cafe in no particular order:
- the nail it wooden signage
- the monochrome painting on the wall. i was particularly drawn to the bull.
- the wood x leather couch that we could slump there all day long
shamelessly. next time i’ll remind us to bring a fiction each.
- the wired lamps. i prefer the square version.
- the various dining areas with different furniture (tyres and door frames! who would have thought so!)
- the floor-to-ceiling windows which allows the room naturally lit.
- the larger than life standing menu which i can easily gazed at.
- the warm service from the wait staffs who’s good at recommendation!
- the laid-back ambiance which you can unwind yourself, and be yourself.
- the ducks!
what’s not to love you tell me!
we ordered a beverage and a main to share before rushing back to Malacca, to beat Christmas eve jam.
Pomelo Tea | RM 6
Pomelo Tea was refreshing, a perfect thirst quencher with a lil’ bitter aftertaste.
i wanted to try their coffee but they ran out of milk that evening. what a bummer.
we shared a plate of pasta since we weren’t famished (we have been eating whole day!). honestly speaking, i don’t usually order white sauce pasta because eberytime it’s always too rich and creamy, too jelak to finish. this plate albeit being a lil’ dry done eberything right, not really thick nor creamy, just the way i prefer. i could finish it all by myself!
i also love how it’s served with salmon cubes for easy consumption. they could have added two more lil’ stalks of broccoli though.
there’s one thing that we were displeased about though, the upper corner of the window near our seat, there’s a mini cloud flies flying around. just that particular corner, i went around and snap photos but there’s no sight of flies else where. weird huh. but then it’s been few months since we last visited, i am sure they have taken note of that and did something about it.
other than that, i really do enjoy my short stopover at LOTTA Cafe. next time i’ll bring a book and coop myself up there and have a taste of their cakes and pastries! hehe
end this post with a mural in Muar drawn by the talented fellas from POPChuco (i think).
have a great Monday, Anteaders! <3
100, Jalan Junid,
84000 Muar, Johor.
0900 – 0000
closed on Monday.